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1997 Dodge Viper

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Dodge Viper Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 8.0 L V 10-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 490 hp @ 3700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Dodge Viper

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  • Pros

    Speed, power, looks, handling. The GTS is the ultimate babe magnet.

  • Cons

    Poor city gas mileage, and, ummm...not very practical is it? The GTS is the ultimate cop magnet, too.

  • What's New for 1997

    One new color, flame red, with or without white stripes, is available for 1997. Silver, sparkle gold or yellow gold wheels come with red Vipers. The original blue with white stripes paint scheme is available as an option, as are last year's standard polished aluminum wheels. The RT/10 roadster is set to return later this year, with dual airbags, power windows and door locks, and the 450-horsepower V10 from the GTS. Also set to debut on the revamped drop top are the four-wheel independent suspension and adjustable pedals from the GTS.

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Gas Mileage

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great super car

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Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Viper

Car could not be better just got my 96 Viper white w/ Blue stripes a month ago and already put over 3000 miles on it I drove it home from Missourri 900 miles w/ the top off it was great. I can not drive this car enough.




Nice

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Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Viper

very nice ride i like that the viper now has 505 hp. the torque is awesome to




Oh yeah

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Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Viper

A fun to drive car that has a lot of raw power, and is very reliable.




Driving experience - none better

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Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Viper

My '96 Viper RT/10 (white with blue stripes) has been wonderful. The only problem is I spend WAY too much time cleaning it with Zaino! The finish on the body is unreal. It seems like the clear coat is about 1/4" thick and is very glossy. I've owned corvettes and other sports cars and I currently also own a new body miata sport. This car by far is the most enjoyable experience you can have. There is nothing like it. Dodge only built about 700 vipers in 1996, so they took their sweet time on each one! There are more 2002 Corvette z06's than there are dodge vipers in the world. They just don't get old like other mass produced cars.




Hott stuff

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Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Viper

i love it more than any other car i've ever had. it is the most fun to drive and look at.



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Full 1997 Dodge Viper Review

What's New for 1997

One new color, flame red, with or without white stripes, is available for 1997. Silver, sparkle gold or yellow gold wheels come with red Vipers. The original blue with white stripes paint scheme is available as an option, as are last year's standard polished aluminum wheels. The RT/10 roadster is set to return later this year, with dual airbags, power windows and door locks, and the 450-horsepower V10 from the GTS. Also set to debut on the revamped drop top are the four-wheel independent suspension and adjustable pedals from the GTS.

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